The heir to Blair?

This time last year, David Cameron did not look in good political shape.

30th September, 2006

This time last year, David Cameron did not look in good political shape. The bookmakers placed the shadow education secretary a distant third in the race to succeed Michael Howard as leader of the British Conservative Party. Pundits almost universally agreed that he had made a grave error of judgment by offering himself for the job at the tender age of 38. An editorial in The London Times suggested that he should withdraw now while...

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